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The Trilateral Commission



Devvy Kidd of World Net Daily wrote in 2005,

The Trilateral Commission is another little known entity that is diligently and methodically working to destroy the sovereignty of this nation and put the United States under foreign rule – it is the twin monster of the CFR (Council on Foreign Relations).

She quoted Barry Goldwater as saying,

The Trilateral Commission is international and is intended to be the vehicle for multinational consolidation of the commercial and banking interests by seizing control of the political government of the United States. The Trilateral Commission represents a skillful, coordinated effort to seize control and consolidate the four centers of power – political, monetary, intellectual and ecclesiastical.1

Jeremiah Novak of the Christian Science Monitor in 1977 wrote,

These economists, like their World War II counterparts, are working closely with high government officials, in this case President Jimmy Carter and Vice President Walter Mondale. And what is now being discussed at the highest levels of government, in both the United States and abroad, is the creation of a new world economic system - a system that will affect jobs in America and elsewhere, the prices consumers pay, and the freedom of individuals, corporations, and nations to enter into a truly planetary economic system.2

As the list below demonstrates, the Trilateral Commission is highly influential to the domestic and foreign policy of many nations, and has strong connections to other Globalist organizations, banking, large corporations and media.

Chairmen, Deputy Chairmen and Directors of the Trilateral Commission

  • Thomas S. Foley, Partner, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld, Washington DC; former U.S. Ambassador to Japan; former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.
  • Peter Sutherland, Chairman, BP p.l.c., London; Chairman, Goldman Sachs International; Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Migrations; former Director General, GATT/WTO, Geneva; former Member of the European Commission; former Attorney General of Ireland; attendee, Bilderberg 2007.
  • Yotaro Kobayashi, Chief Corporate Advisor, Fuji Xerox Co., Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Allan E. Gottlieb, Senior Adviser, Bennett Jones LLP, Toronto, ON; Chairman, Sotheby's, Canada; former Canadian Ambassador to the United States.
  • Lorenzo Zambrano, Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, CEMEX, Monterrey, NL, Mexico.
  • Herve de Carmoy, Executive Chairman, Almatis, Frankfurt-am-Main; former Partner, Rhône Group, New York & Paris; Honorary Chairman, Banque Industrielle et Mobilière Privée, Paris; former Chief Executive, Société Générale de Belgique.
  • Andrzej Olechowski, Founder, Civic Platform; former Chairman, Bank Handlowy; former Minister of Foreign Affairs and of Finance, Warsaw
  • Han Sung-Joo, Chairman, International Policy Studies Institute of Korea; President, Seoul Forum for International Affairs; Professor Emeritus, Korea University, Seoul; former Korean Minister for Foreign Affairs; former Korean Ambassador to the United States.
  • Shijuro Ogata, Former Deputy Governor, Japan Development Bank; former Deputy Governor for International Relations, Bank of Japan.
  • Michael J. O'Neil
  • Paul Révay
  • Tadashi Yamamoto

Former Chairmen

  • Paul A. Volcker, Honorary North American Chairman (1991-2001).
  • David Rockefeller, Founder and Honorary North American Chairman (1977-1991); Member Advisory Group, Bilderberg.
  • Gerard C. Smith (1973-1977)
  • Otto Graf Lambsdorff, Honorary European Chairman, Honorary European Chairman (1992-2001)
  • Georges Berthoin, Honorary European Chairman (1976-1992)
  • Max Kohnstamm (1973-1976)
  • Kiichi Miyazawa, Acting Chairman (1993-97)
  • Akio Morita (1992-1993)
  • Isamu Yamashita (1985-1992)
  • Takeshi Watanabe (1973-1985)

Executive Committee

  • Stelios Argyros, Chairman and Managing Director, Preveza Mills, Athens; former Member of the European Parliament; former Vice President, UNICE, Brussels; former President and Chairman of the Board, Federation of Greek Industries.
  • Erik Belfrage, Senior Vice President, Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken; Director, Investor AB, Stockholm.
  • C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Peterson Institute for International Economics, Washington DC; former U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs.
  • Georges Berthoin, International Honorary Chairman, European Movement; Honorary Chairman, The Jean Monnet Association; Honorary European Chairman, The Trilateral Commission.
  • Jorge Braga de Macedo, President, Tropical Research Institute, Lisbon; Special Advisor to the Secretary General, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), Paris; Professor of Economics, Nova University at Lisbon; Chairman, Forum Portugal Global; former Minister of Finance.
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski, Counselor, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC; Robert Osgood Professor of American Foreign Affairs, Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University; former Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs.
  • François Bujon de l'Estang, Ambassadeur de France; Chairman, Citigroup France, Paris; former Ambassador to the United States.
  • Richard Conroy, Chairman, Conroy Diamonds & Gold, Dublin; Member of Senate, Republic of Ireland.
  • Vladimir Dlouhy, Senior Advisor, ABB; International Advisor, Goldman Sachs; former Czechoslovak Minister of Economy; former Czech Minister of Industry & Trade, Prague
    Bill Emmott, former Editor, The Economist, London.
  • Nemesio Fernandez-Cuesta, Executive Director of Upstream, Repsol-YPF; former Chairman, Prensa Española, Madrid.
  • Michael Fuchs, Member of the German Bundestag; former President, National Federation of German Wholesale & Foreign Trade, Berlin.
  • Antonio Garrigues Walker, Chairman, Garrigues Abogados y Asesores Tributarios, Madrid.
  • Toyoo Gyohten, President, The Institute for International Monetary Affairs; Senior Advisor, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi, UFJ, Ltd., Tokyo.
  • Stuart Harris, Professor of International Relations, Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, Australian National University; former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs, Canberra.
  • Carla A. Hills, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Hills & Company, Washington, DC; former U.S. Trade Representative; former U.S. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development; Board of Directors, Council on Foreign Relations.
  • Karen Elliott House, Writer, Princeton, NJ; former Senior Vice President, Dow Jones & Company, and Publisher, The Wall Street Journal.
  • Mugur Isarescu, Governor, National Bank of Romania, Bucharest; former Prime Minister of Romania.
  • Baron Daniel Janssen, Chairman of the Board, Solvay, Brussels.
  • Béla Kadar, Member of the Hungarian Academy, Budapest; Member of the Monetary Council of the National Bank; President of the Hungarian Economic Association; former Ambassador of Hungary to the O.E.C.D., Paris; former Hungarian Minister of International Economic Relations and Member of Parliament.
  • Lord Kerr of Kinlochard, Deputy Chairman and Senior Independent Non-Executive Director of Royal Dutch Shell; Member of the House of Lords; Director of Rio Tinto, the Scottish American Investment Trust, London; Member of the House of Lords; Director of Rio Tinto, Shell, and the Scottish American Investment Trust, London; former Secretary General, European Convention, Brussels; former Permanent Under-Secretary of State and Head of the Diplomatic Service, Foreign & Commonwealth Office, London; former British Ambassador to the United States.
  • Sixten Korkman, Managing Director, The Research Institute of the Finnish Economy (ETLA) and Finnish Business and Policy Forum (EVA), Helsinki.
  • Count Otto Lambsdorff, Partner, Wessing Lawyers, Düsseldorf; Chairman, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Berlin; former Member of German Bundestag; Honorary Chairman, Free Democratic Party; former Federal Minister of Economy; former President of the Liberal International; Honorary European Chairman, The Trilateral Commission, Paris.
  • Lee Hong-Koo, Chairman, Seoul Forum for International Affairs; former Prime Minister of Korea; former Korean Ambassador to the United Kingdom and the United States.
  • Cees Maas, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer of the ING Group, Amsterdam; former Treasurer of the Dutch Government.
  • Roy MacLaren, former Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom; former Canadian Minister of International Trade; Toronto, ON.
  • Minoru Makihara, Senior Corporate Advisor, Mitsubishi Corporation, Tokyo.
  • Sir Deryck C. Maughan, Managing Director and Chairman, KKR Asia, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., New York, NY; former Vice Chairman, Citigroup.
  • Kiichi Miyazawa, former Prime Minister of Japan; former Member of the Japanese House of Representatives; former Finance Minister of Japan; Tokyo.
  • Minoru Murofushi, Counselor, ITOCHU Corporation, Tokyo.
  • Indra K. Nooyi, President and Chief Executive Officer, PepsiCo, Inc., Purchase, NY
    Yoshio Okawara, President, Institute for International Policy Studies; former Japanese Ambassador to the United States, Tokyo.
  • Susan Rice, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Washington, DC; former Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs; former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs, National Security Council.
  • Luis Rubio, President, Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), Mexico City, DF.
  • Silvio Scaglia, Chairman, Fastweb, Milan; former Managing Director, Omnitel.
  • Guido Schmidt-Chiari, Chairman, Supervisory Board, Constantia Group; former Chairman, Creditanstalt Bankverein, Vienna.
  • Carlo Secchi, Professor of European Economic Policy and former Rector, Bocconi University; Vice President, ISPI, Milan; former Member of the Italian Senate and of the European Parliament.
  • Tøger Seidenfaden, Editor-in-Chief, Politiken, Copenhagen
  • Thorvald Stoltenberg, President, Norwegian Red Cross, Oslo; former Co-Chairman (UN) of the Steering Committee of the International Conference on Former Yugoslavia; former Foreign Minister of Norway; former UN High Commissioner for Refugees.
  • Petar Stoyanov, former President of the Republic of Bulgaria; Member of the Bulgarian Parliament; Chairman, Parliamentary Group of United Democratic Forces; Chairman, Union of Democratic Forces; Sofia.
  • Harri Tiido, Ambassador of Estonia and Head of the Estonian Mission to NATO, Brussels
    George Vassiliou, former Head of the Negotiating Team for the Accession of Cyprus to the European Union; former President of the Republic of Cyprus, former Member of Parliament and Leader of United Democrats; Nicosia.
  • Paul Volcker, former Chairman, Wolfensohn & Co., Inc., New York; Frederick H. Schultz Professor Emeritus, International Economic Policy, Princeton University; former Chairman, Board of Governors, U.S. Federal Reserve System; Honorary North American Chairman and former North American Chairman, The Trilateral Commission.
  • Marko Voljc, Chief Executive Officer, K & H Bank, Budapest; former General Manager of Central Europe Directorate, KBC Bank Insurance Holding, Brussels; former Chief Executive Officer, Nova Ljubljanska Banka, Ljubljana.
  • Jusuf Wanandi, Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees; Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta.
  • Serge Weinberg, Chairman of the Supervisory Board, Accor; Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Weinberg Capital Partners; former Chairman Management Board, Pinault-Printmps-Redoute; former President, Institute of International and Strategic Studies (IRIS), Paris.
  • Norbert Wieczorek, former Member of the German Bundestag & Deputy Chairman SPD Parliamentary Group, Berlin.

Source: CFR.Org. http://www.cfr.org/about/people/ (accessed May 26, 2007)

Notes

  1. Kidd, Devvy, "Treasonous agenda of the Trilateral Commission", World Net Daily, June 24, 2005. http://www.worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=44965 (accessed May 27, 2007).
  2. Quoted in "The Global Elite: Who Are They?", The August Review. http://www.augustreview.com/issues/globalization/
    the_global_elite%3a_who_are_they?_200511146/
    (accessed May 27, 2007). Quote is from Christian Science Monitor, February 7, 1977.

For more on the Trilateral Commission, see "The Global Elite: Who Are They?" from The August Review.

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